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a presentation on being single
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- 1.Being Single Presented by: Amy Tobia Zachary Pryor
2. Hey! Are you single? Clearly Single 3. Marital Status in the U.S. 4. The chart shows..
- A steady increase in the percentage of never married adults over the past forty years.
- That there seem to be more people that are single in todays society than there has been in the past.
- The traditional family unit (married couple with children under 18) is becoming less prevalent.
- More and more young people today prefer to be single because it offers them more freedom to live a no strings attached life style.
6. Single people and goals
- More people are postponing marriage to pursue educational and career goals.
- People are getting married and having children at later ages due to this.
- Stands for: Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters.
- The official term used for Cohabiters.
- Cohabitation is an intimate relationship in which people live as though they are married but without legal sanction.
8. Who Cohabits?
- People ofall age groups and socioeconomically levels in our society participate in this.
- Most common in Gay and Lesbian couples, due to most states laws on gay and lesbian marriage.
9. Why do people cohabit?
- It is an alternative to the loneliness that can accompany living alone.
- Cohabitation provides a consistent relationship without the legal constraints.
- Even elderly people dont want to be tied down.
10. Styles ofCohabitation Part time/limited cohabitation Premaritalcohabitation Substitute Marriage 11. Part time/limited cohabitation
- More frequent overnight stays lead to this type of relationship.
- Since they do not make a formal arrangement, they may not have resolved issues such as whether to share expenses or date others.
12. Premarital cohabitation
- People who expect to get married live together beforehand.
- Sometimes takes the form of a trial marriage in which couples decide to test their relationship before making a more permanent commitment.
13. Substitute marriage
- Couples that decide to make a long-term commitment to live together without getting married.
- Some people enter into substitute marriages out of fear of a legal commitment.
14. Cohabitation: Benefit or risk?
- Cohabitating couples who eventually get married are more likely eventually get divorced then are those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
- They are more at risk, statistically speaking.